Stock ID #177828 Refugees and Rebels. Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia. JAN LINGARD.

Refugees and Rebels. Indonesian Exiles in Wartime Australia.

Sydney. Australia Indonesia Association of New South Wales. 2022. Second Edition. Stock ID #177828

Black and white photographic illustrations, 313pp. Endnotes, references and index. Paperback.

"In accounts of wartime Australia the influx of over 5000 Indonesian men, women and children has been largely overlooked. These people were military personnel, merchant sailors, civilians and even political prisoners of the Dutch, all evacuees from the Japanese occupied Netherlands East Indies. They arrived as subjects of the Dutch colonial empire, and the majority of them left after the war as rebels - supporting the fledgling Indonesian republic which Soekarno had proclaimed when the Japanese surrendered. This book tells the fascinating story of the Indonesians' engagement with White Australia…." Publisher's description.

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